Volcan cerro negro, Leon

4.6
Trek up Central America's youngest volcano, Volcan cerro negro. Born in 1850, the volcano has erupted frequently over the decades since it first appeared, but tour groups run hikes up towards the crater during times of inactivity. The basalt cinder cone looks entirely at odds with the surrounding lush hillsides, giving the opportunity for dramatic photography. Make sure you bring lots of water on your hike up the volcano: it's hot, dry, and windy the farther you go on the 45-minute hike. The way down remains much simpler, whether you wish to walk or sled down the volcano. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Volcan cerro negro and many more Leon attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Leon trip planner .
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  • We have this tour booked through the poco a poco hostel and everything was perfectly arranged. Super experience with good guide. For $20 we were transported, we received a t-shirt and a good explanation about the volcano. Hike to the top is gorgeous and the ride down unforgettable. Super experience
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  • Super recommended for anyone wishing to live a new experience, I left from León to the Cerro Negro Volcano (which is an active volcano) the tour hired it in the hostel that I was staying (Sonati Hostel León, which I also recommend) super cheap It included transportation, equipment to do sandboarding and some snack, to reach the top of the volcano is about 1 hour (walking) the view that is is beautiful and the feeling of being in an active volcano is unbelievable, to lower the volcano is in a spec IE's table and it takes less than 5 minutes (good equal depends on the speed at which you want to go) 100% recommended
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  • 738m // 2,388ft of pure adrenaline fall. You can carry your own stuff or someone can do it for 10$ ( it’s 2hr of journey and the equipment it’s about 20 pounds )
  • A few of us went volcano boarding a few years ago, and even if had just gone for the hike and views, it would have been spectacular. Boarding itself was great fun, but make sure you cover up as much skin as you can... and bring water!
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